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Flexible Packages

TAKE A SNOW DAY, OR TWO TO TEN.

Your schedule is our schedule. We offer 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10-day packages that start on every day of the week to make it easier for you to join us.

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YOUR EXPERIENCE

IF OUR GROUPS WERE ANY SMALLER, YOU’D BE FLYING THE HELICOPTER.

Great Canadian Heli-skiing was born in 1988 when a guide and few heli-skiing guests wanted to re-capture the spirit and feeling of adventure lacking from operations whose only goal was to get bigger.

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OUR STORIES

BETTER, NOT BIGGER.

Great Canadian Heli-skiing was born in 1988 when a guide and few heli-skiing guests wanted to re-capture the spirit and feeling of adventure lacking from operations whose only goal was to get bigger.

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Conditions + Terrain

YOU DIDN’T PAY TO GO HELI-SIT-IN-THE-LODGE-ING.

The Purcell and Selkirk ranges are our playground and they offer every type of skiing imaginable; pillows, glades, and wide-open powder fields.

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BOOKING + PLANNING

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO.

Find our location, learn what to bring and check our availability.

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Best Stories Ever

  • by Social Media
  • Saturday January 19, 2013

The Nefarious Norwegians

When you walk through the door at Great Canadian, you become not only our guest, but our friend. The Norwegian crew visiting us this week felt more like family. [caption id="attachment_1656" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Ready to head to the helicopter, early morning. Ready to head to the helicopter, early morning.[/caption]From Johan, the charming head of the clan who drinks Jagermeister (and occasionally gets so excited about it that he asks our bartender Greg for the drink in Norwegian) to his good friend and family chiropractor Kasper, the family has filled the Lodge with laughs and much back-slapping (and back cracking!). Torkjell, upon arriving late in the evening from Norway his first day at Great Canadian, looked at me through travel-weary eyes and said, "You know, to travel this far to ski is difficult. But walking into a place like this makes it all worthwhile." [caption id="attachment_1650" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Family Portrait with (left to right) Thomas, Jennifer, Johan, Charlie, Gustav and Teddy Family Portrait with (left to right) Thomas, Jennifer, Johan, Charlie, Gustav and Teddy[/caption]The older generation of the crew skied with grace and style, effortlessly weaving their way through the knee deep powder, dignified on every descent. The younger of the crew pushed the limits and kept a staunch competition between them to jump off of every possible feature.[caption id="attachment_1652" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Jennifer shows us how it's done! Jennifer shows us how it's done![/caption]Every night in apres they filled the boot room with smiles and the clinking of raised glasses - "Skol!" Coming to us from New York, Norway, and Colorado, the eclectic group enjoying their reunion proved to be the life of the Lodge. With decades of heli-skiing under their belts, the group has settled on Great Canadian as their heli-ski home. Johan, on his last day, looked up as he took off his boots for the last time in our boot room and said, "Don't you have a place I can keep these? This is the only place I will come to ski!" Small groups, unlimited vertical, and the elegant luxury of the Lodge have kept the Norwegians coming back year after year. Well skied and well traveled, this group knows that there is no place they'd rather be. [caption id="attachment_1660" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Teddy getting after it! Teddy getting after it! [/caption]It is with great pleasure and that we warmly wish our friends a safe journey home. Til next year![caption id="attachment_1651" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Bluebird days in the mountains, love that fresh Selkirk POWDER!! Bluebird days in the mountains, love that fresh Selkirk POWDER!![/caption]Check out this edit put together from stills that our guide Alison took while out skiing with Teddy, Charlie, Thomas, and Jennifer.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrFVKCgyrds&feature=youtu.be